India vs Pakistan at the UNGA
In the recent UNGA (United Nations General Speakers Assembly), Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan accused India with heavy allegations of a “reign of terror” on Muslims. There were several controversial statements made in the ex-cricketer’s speech, one interpretation showed that he supported the Taliban in Afghanistan while one claimed Islamophobia in the Modi Government. However, Imran Khan's pre-recorded speech faced a sharp rebuttal as the young Indian diplomat Sneha Dubey took the floor but raised the roof. Quoting Sneha Dubey, “This is the country which is an arsonist disguising itself as a firefight,” she said. “Pakistan nurtures terrorists in their backyard in the hope that they will only harm their neighbours.” Imran Khan's speech was delivered on the same day as Indian PM Narendra Modi met with POTUS Joe Biden.
Questions were also raised on the disputed land of Kashmir some of which had been illegally occupied by Pakistan; this was also highlighted in Dubey’s fiery speech.
To watch Imran Khan’s speech, click here: https://youtu.be/2qUryNMzrdw
To watch the speech delivered by Sneha Dubey click here: https://youtu.be/Kmp54f9acYI
Credit For videos of speeches mentioned above- United Nations YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/unitednations
The Youngest Astronomer
Today, the eight-year old Brazilian is known as the youngest astronomer in the world. She searches for asteroids on a NASA-related program, attends international seminars and meets leading space and science figures in her country. In Oliveira' bedroom, stuffed with posters of the star system, miniature rockets, and Star Wars characters, Nicolinha, as she was dearly known, worked on her computer to study the sky on 2 giant screens. The project, known as Asteroid Hunter, aims to introduce adolescents to science by giving them the chance to form their house explorations. It's been administered by the International Astronomical Search Cooperation, a subject science program related to NASA, in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of Science. Refulgent with pride, Nicolinha told alpha-fetoprotein she had found eighteen asteroids. "I'll offer them the names of Brazilian scientists, or members of my family, like my mother or my father," aforementioned the spirited lass with dark brown hair and a high-pitched voice. If her discovery is confirmed, which may take many years, Oliveira can become the youngest person within the world to formally discover an asteroid, breaking the record of 18-year-old Italian Luigi Sannino. "The most significant issue is that she shares her information with alternative children. She contributes to the dissemination of science," said Rodrigues Moreira.
Schools reopening in Maharashtra
After more than 18 months, schools in Mumbai and Maharashtra have finally been permitted to open physically for grades 8th-12th. The body also said they will decide on the rest of the grades in November. All standard operating procedures will be followed, including compulsory masks at all times and social distancing. Some schools have opted for the hybrid model of teaching, in which they will split up the work from half in school and half at home. Parental consent will be required and if students do not want to go, they have the choice to skip. Public schools are set to reopen for the higher standards, while some schools are reopening only for classes 11 and 12. Whatever is the outcome with your school, what we can take from this is the pandemic is coming to its last days and life will soon return to how it was around 20 months ago.
Indian men's team wins bronze at the Asia TT Championships.
Chris Gayle pulls out of the IPL owing to bubble fatigue and to be fresh for the T20 World Cup.
Indian Women's team end Day 2 on 276/5 after a brilliant century by Smriti Mandhana
Indian hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh retires, had one bronze with team India earlier this year.
The Dubai Expo 2020 finally kicked off yesterday after years of planning and billions of dollars spent.
El Salvador starts mining Bitcoin using Geothermal energy from volcanoes.
Nigeria considers lifting the ban on Twitter if Twitter complies with the terms of its offer.
India makes it mandatory for travellers arriving from the UK to undergo a 10-day quarantine.
The forest fires in the Amazon have declined significantly thanks to rains and the works of environmentalists.
King of Scars
Leigh Bardugo retraces the life of Nikolai Lantsov through his reign as king of Ravka, as he battles a dark and deadly secret. The story follows the prideful Zoya Nazyalensky through her duties and tests how far she will go to protect her kingdom. The adventure crosses paths with Nina Zenik, as she shoulders the burden she is forced to carry with grace
On 26th September 1865, Lewis Carroll published ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
On 27th September 1895, the Nobel Prize was established by Alfred Nobel.
On 28th September 1893, New Zealand’s national elections became the first to have women vote.
On 29th September 1935, Edwin Schrödinger published his ‘Schrödinger’s cat’ experiment which explained his theory about superposition.
On 30th September 1954, the first modern situation where a meteorite hit a human occurred.
On 1st October 1888, National Geographic published its first magazine.
On 2nd October 1187, Jerusalem was captured by Sultan Saladin from the crusaders.
Written by Vivaan Dharamshi
Edited by Nirvaan Zaveri
Article 1 by Arhaan Zaveri
Article 2 by Krishnav Bubna
Review by Saveer Solanki
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